Best Study Tips:
Efficient Use of Time.
Remember, there are 24 hours in a day. Set aside two to three hours each day for studying. This will leave you with five to six hours-- after we subtract time for our classes, meals and a good night’s sleep—to do those things that we like to do much more than studying.
Periodic review and beginning to study for your exams early will save you time in the long run and it will prevent cramming. That way you can be well rested and more motivated and less anxious on test day.
The power of Cooperation.
Education often looks like competition. We compete for interest in school, for grades when we are in school, and for jobs when we leave school. In such a climate it’s easy to overlook the power of cooperation that is developed through study support groups. Study support groups feed your energy.
In addition to drawing strength from the group when you’re down, you can give support to others yourself as they need it. A study support group is also a good place to build rewarding relationship with people. So remember your friends and classmate when you study.
Mixing studies with Social Activities.
The most successful students balance social activities with good study habits. A diversion from the study will alleviate stress and help prevent you from becoming fatigued. So make sure you take a break for an hour after studies to meet with friends, to play some cards, work out at the gym, or to gab with a new acquaintance. You’ll find your concentration sharpen when you do study, if you plan a social activity afterwards.
To develop a social healthy life, develop routine study habits. After supper, lug your books and homework in the library, find a comfortable and quiet niche, and study for two or three hours, taking intermittent 10 minute break every 45 minutes or so.
Setting a Comfortable Pace.
Are you frustrated at not performing at a level equal to your potential in your courses? This tip is to help you maximize your academic efforts. A good grade in a course has been almost never the result of luck. The key is to set yourself at a comfortable pace for studying.
What is your comfortable pace? Once you determine this, consistency is the secret. Setting aside time for focused study every day will probably result in a higher grade point average.
A study schedule will guarantee better grades and may actually reduce the study time you spend now. Be sure to incorporate some review time each study period. Your study schedule must be convenient and you must adhere to it. Increased study time with consistency will spell success. I have seen it work for students.
(To be continued…….)